FlyBy’s new cadet pilot scheme comes with employment guarantee
FlyBy aviation academy based in Spain has unveiled a new cadet programme with a guaranteed year-long job as a flight instructor at the end of training.
On completion of the 17-month programme, students will be awarded an EASA Airline Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL), an EASA Flight Instructor (FI) Rating and a job as a FlyBy flight instructor for a minimum of 12 months. This will add 600 hours of flight experience to their records.
The launch of the FlyBy Cadet Programme reflects an expectation that the aviation industry will bounce back within the next two years.
While the aviation industry has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, figures released by CAE predict that the civil aviation sector worldwide will need 27,000 new pilots from the end of 2021, with another 264,000 required over the next ten years.
Another motivation behind the launch of the programme has been to support the next phase of FlyBy’s growth. Over the course of the last year, the aviation academy has invested in a new A320 simulator and six new training aircraft and has also opened a second pilot training base. The school has additional plans to continue its expansion over the next two years.
The Cadet Programme runs from FlyBy’s base at Burgos International Airport in Spain. It comprises three phases, which are an ATPL Integrated course of 14 months, a Flight Instructor course of three months and a 12-month post as Flight Instructor.
The programme offers instruction in everything a pilot needs to know, including theoretical instruction, ground school, A320 simulate training and flight instructor training.
The course fee is €89,750. This includes all training, as well as accommodation, meals, examination and test fees, uniforms, insurance and equipment, with no hidden fees. Students of all nationalities are welcome to submit their application, and no previous aviation experience is required.
Speaking about the news, FlyBy’s CEO Alex Alvarez said that while 2020 had been a challenging year for the aviation industry, he was confident that the sector would experience an upsurge over the next few years.
He added that the FlyBy Cadet Programme was an opportunity for students to start their careers in aviation at a competitive price.
Mr Alvarez continued by saying that the FlyBy was the first aviation academy to offer this type of course, which includes a guaranteed job after only 17 months and the chance to develop their professional experience.
You can find out more about the Instructor Cadet Programme at FlyBy’s website.